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Overview

Black British Cultural Studies has attracted significant attention recently in the American academy both as a model for cultural studies generally and as a corrective to reigning constructions of Blackness within African-American studies. This anthology offers the first book-length selection of writings by key figures in this field.

From Stuart Hall's classic study of racially structured societies to an interview by Manthia Diawara with Sonia Boyce, a leading figure in the Black British arts movement, the papers included here have transformed cultural studies through their sustained focus on the issue of race. Much of the book centers on Black British arts, especially film, ranging from a historical overview of Black British cinema to a weighing of the costly burden on Black artists of representing their communities. Other essays consider such topics as race and representation and colonial and postcolonial discourse.

This anthology will be an invaluable and timely resource for everyone interested in cultural studies. It also has much to offer students of anthropology, sociology, media and film studies, and literary criticism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226144801
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Series: Black Literature and Culture Series Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: Representing Blackness/Representing Britain: Cultural Studies and the Politics of Knowledge Houston A. Baker, Jr., Stephen Best, Ruth H. Lindeborg.
1: Race, Articulation, and Societies Structured in Dominance Stuart Hall
2: White Woman Listen! Black Feminism and the Boundaries of Sisterhood Hazel V. Carby
3: The Other Question: Difference, Discrimination, and the Discourse of Colonialism Homi K. Bhabha
4: Black Cinemas, Film Theory, and Dependent Knowledge Robert Crusz
5: Minimal Selves Stuart Hall
6: Digging for Britain: An Excavation in Seven Parts Dick Hebdige
7: New Ethnicities Stuart Hall
8: Two Kinds of Otherness: Black Film and the Avant-Garde Judith Williamson
9: The Cultural Context of Black British Cinema Jim Pines
10: De Margin and De Center Isaac Julien, Kobena Mercer.
11: Cultural Identity and Cinematic Representation Stuart Hall
12: British Cultural Studies and the Pitfalls of Identity Paul Gilroy
13: Beyond the Boundary: The Work of Three Black Women Artists in Britain Gilane Tawadros
14: Just Looking for Trouble: Robert Mapplethorpe and Fantasies of Race Kobena Mercer
15: Black British Cinema: Spectatorship and Identity Formation in Territories Manthia Diawara
16: The Art of Identity: A Conversation Sonia Boyce, Manthia Diawara.
A Selected Bibliography Ruth H. Lindeborg Contributors Index
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